2+2=5

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On cold autumn evenings of Milan in 1981 met for the first time Nino La Loggia and Giacomo Spazio. Both were regulars of the Bar Concordia, one of the few meeting places for the post punk generation. Nino with Mark Philopat (now established writer) had given birth to the HCN, one of the pioneering punk bands of the peninsula. Giacomo instead was a performance artist, interested in graphics and was looking for a new form of painting that was innovative and provocative. When the two met sparked. The two had the same passion for music: Kraftwerk, Joy Division, DAF and the whole new scene of proto-electronic wave and together they decided to start the musical project called 2 + 2 = 5, a tribute to Orwellian dystopia. The two split the roles immediately, Nino continued to pursuit the sound to the limit of experimentation and Giacomo wrote texts. The band made their début at the "Cinema-Music Non-Stop" at the Cinema Porpora of Milan in May 1982. Shortly after entered the band Cha Cha Hagiwara, already a keyboard player in 'Jeunesse d'Ivoire', enriching the band's raw sound with sonority which we can now define analog. After several dates among Milan, Turin and Switzerland, the trio entered the studio to record their first LP titled
'... Into The Future' which was to be published towards the end of the year 1983.........and that was the beginning.........
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Albums

2+2=5 - Into The Future album art 2+2=5 Into The Future (Album) No-Name Music Italy 1984 Sell This Version
none, UT 01 2+2=5 - Di Che Cosa Parliamo Quando Parliamo D'Amore - Odio album art 2+2=5 Di Che Cosa Parliamo Quando Parliamo D'Amore - Odio(12", MiniAlbum, Pin) Materiali Sonori, U.T. Comunicazioni none, UT 01 Italy 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

005 2+2=5 - Amazing Stories album art 2+2=5 Amazing Stories(12") UT 005 Italy 1988 Sell This Version

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iceage

February 23, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Hi everyone Thank you so much for the support
"Into The Future" will be release for the first time on CD with 2 rare tracks
we will play live a showcase to promote the reissue of the CD in Milan the next March 26 2010,
Headliner Fred Ventura & Alden Tyrell, Dj set Le Maison
Here few links for more info about 2+2=5
cheers
Nino.......... STILL with the band
Here's more info and discography
www.myspace.com/trevfinn
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Finn/1376130192
www.myspace.com/iceagemilan
http://robotronradio.blogspot.com/

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